Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Study About Apples

A new scientific study suggests why the old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor may be true.

We know that apples are great and tasty snacks. They great sources of fiber (with the average having 3.3g - fiber only exists in the skin) and are an excellent alternative to candy as their crunch and sweet taste are deceptively fun and healthy for kids.

But a recent study conducted by microbiologists from the University of Denmark's National Food Institute found that apples may be incredible prebiotics! More specifically, the fiber from the apple skin (pectin) was found to help intestinal flora (friendly bacteria) create a pH environment that is ideal for probiotic growth.

Full article: How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away

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